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Synonyms and Antonyms of partisan

  1. 1 one who follows the opinions or teachings of another partisans of the charismatic leader refuse to tolerate any criticism of him at all Synonyms of partisan acolyte, adherent, convert, disciple, epigone, liege man, follower (also partizan), pupil, votarist, votaryWords Related to partisan apostle, missionary, proselytizer, soldier; faithful, loyalist; advocate, backer, champion, supporter; protégé, scholar, student; ideologist, ideologue (also idealogue), sectarian; admirer, cultist, devotee, enthusiast, fan, idolater (or idolator), worshipper (or worshiper), zealot; apparatchik, camp follower, flunky (also flunkey or flunkie), hanger-on, henchman, lackey, lickspittle, minion, myrmidon, satellite, stooge, sycophant, toady, yes-manNear Antonyms of partisan apostate, defector, renegade, traitor, turncoatAntonyms of partisan coryphaeus, leader

  2. 2 one who is intensely or excessively devoted to a cause a partisan of the revolution who was even willing to give her life for it Synonyms of partisan crusader, fanatic, ideologue (also idealogue), militant, zealot (also partizan), red hot, true believerWords Related to partisan activist; dreamer, idealist, visionary; cultist, disciple, follower, hanger-on, idolizer, votary; addict, aficionado (also afficionado), buff, bug, devotee, enthusiast, fan, fancier, fiend, fool, freak, habitué (also habitue), head, hound, junkie (also junky), lover, maniac, maven (also mavin), nut, sucker; advocate, apostle, backer, champion, evangelist, patron, promoter, stalwart, supporter; booster, rooter, well-wisher; faddistNear Antonyms of partisan dabbler, dilettanteAntonyms of partisan nonmilitant

  3. 3 one who stubbornly or intolerantly adheres to his or her own opinions and prejudices she's too much of a political partisan to ever concede that the other side might have a valid point Synonyms of partisan dogmatist, dogmatizer, bigot (also partizan), sectarianWords Related to partisan doctrinaire, fanatic, purist; jingoist, nationalist; racialist, racist, supremacist; chauvinist, sexistNear Antonyms of partisan freethinker, latitudinarian, liberal

Synonym Discussion of partisan

follower, adherent, disciple, partisan mean one who gives full loyalty and support to another. follower may apply to people who attach themselves either to the person or beliefs of another.
    • an evangelist and his followers
adherent suggests a close and persistent attachment.
    • adherents to Marxism
disciple implies a devoted allegiance to the teachings of one chosen as a master.
    • disciples of Gandhi
partisan suggests a zealous often prejudiced attachment.
    • partisans of the President

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